Oxford
829 North Lamar Boulevard, Suite 2
Oxford, MS 38655

  • Bio
  • Education
  • Admissions
  • Accolades

Dee is an Oxford native, as his family has been in Oxford for 5 generations. He focuses his practice in business and corporate law, commercial and residential real estate transactions and developments, contract negotiations in the entertainment and sports industries and healthcare regulations and transactions. Dee provides advice and negotiates deals in commercial, residential and recreational real estate transactions. He handles land use entitlement matters, zoning, commercial and residential development and commercial condominiums. Dee handles these real estate matters for businesses in various sectors, including retail, healthcare (including hospitals and physician practice groups), restaurants and bars, energy companies, recreation, timber and mixed-use developments. Dee handles real estate contract negotiations, debt and equity financing transactions, and sale-leasebacks for clients in these sectors.

Dee also provides fast and reliable closing services for the sale or purchase of any commercial, recreational or residential property and is an agent for Chicago Title Insurance Company.

Dee advises clients in a broad scope of business deals, negotiates and closes business transactions, including stock sales and acquisitions, asset sales and acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures and technology licensing. Dee represents clients on these corporate transactions in a wide range of industry segments including technology, energy, healthcare, hospitality, entertainment and retail.

Dee represents clients in the restaurant and bar industry and has experience with alcohol regulations and licensing matters in Mississippi. Dee represents bars and restaurant owners and franchisees, hotel owners and franchisees as well as developers and investors in these segments. Dee is bringing his licensing and regulatory experience to the new Mississippi medical cannabis industry and is representing clients ranging from small boutique medical cannabis growers to larger vertically integrated medical cannabis companies.  He is a Sustaining Member of the International Cannabis Bar Association (INCBA).

Dee is a former NFL Agent and has experience representing professional athletes and college coaches with contract negotiations, marketing deals, and various NCAA issues.  He also represents businesses and college athletes in Mississippi with negotiating and closing “Name Image and Likeness” deals.

Dee represents film and television production companies, Authors and music groups with a wide range of deals, including publishing agreements, management deals, touring deals, equity financing as well as intellectual property protections and licensing deals. Dee has experience in trademarks, service marks and copyright matters.

  • University of Georgia, J.D., Cum Laude, 2001
  • The University of Mississippi, Master’s in Taxation, 1998
  • The University of Mississippi, B.A. in Accounting, 1997

Admitted to Practice

  • Alabama, 2001
  • Mississippi, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 2001
  • Mississippi, 2005

Awards and Recognition

  • Mississippi Business Journal’s “Leaders in Law Award” as one of Mississippi’s leading business attorneys, 2014
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2009–2015
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer, 2009-2015

Professional Organizations and Awards

  • Lafayette County Bar Association, Member
  • Mississippi Bar Association, Member, including Business Law, Tax Law, Real Estate Law, Health Care Law, and Intellectual Property Law Section

Civic and Community Involvement

  • Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce